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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

SIXX:A.M. Respond To YouTube's Statement

SIXX:A.M. Respond To YouTube's Statement

LOS ANGELES, June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- James Michael, Dj Ashba and Nikki Sixx of SIXX:A.M. have responded to YouTube's latest statement that they are listening to artists.

The band recently wrote to Google's Larry Page urging him to deal with complaints by musicians, also including Debbie Harry and Nelly Furtado, against YouTube. In a response reported by Music Business Worldwide, YouTube said:

"The voices of the artists are being heard, and we're working through details with the labels and independent music organisations who directly manage the deals with us."

In response, SIXX:A.M. say:

"We are glad to hear that YouTube is listening, but actions speak louder than words. Previous meetings have been postponed and emails left unanswered, after YouTube asked us and other artists to postpone our protests in return for a meeting and action on the issues. The protests were restarted after a lack of activity by YouTube's Chief Business Officer Robert Kyncl, and we sincerely hope that this is not further spinning on their side. Larry Page is Google's CEO, and our letter was to him. He's accountable to shareholders and the board of Alphabet. Where is his response?"

The band's campaign is called "Don't Be Evil, Do The Right Thing" using Google's own mottos to call for YouTube to fairly compensate artists.

See SIXX:A.M.'s letter to Larry PageHERE.

Youtube's response can be viewed HERE.

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